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Harmon receives Preservation Award


Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

Chris Giesen (right) presents the Preservation Award to Steve Harmon (center) while Robert Vogel, Chatfield preservation planner, looks on. Photo by Karen Reisner

At the May 23 meeting of the Chatfield City Council Chris Giesen, chairman of the Chatfield Heritage Preservation Commission, presented the 2016 preservation award to Steve Harmon.

May is Preservation Month and each year since 2009 this award has been presented to honor someone who has worked to preserve Chatfield’s historical and architectural heritage. Harmon, a mechanical engineer, is being recognized this year for “work in the history of ventilation” which has allowed the identification of the “original HVAC systems in the former Chatfield High School and Potter Auditorium”. With his research it was made possible to “adapt and reuse many of the early 20th century building systems as components of the new arts center.”

In 2014 Harmon gave a preliminary report resulting from his research at the annual meeting of the Construction History Society of America, an organization “dedicated to the study of the history and evolution of the built environment.”

John Austinson

House 26B candidate

Austinson lives in Eyota, works in Byron, and was born and raised in Rochester. He coached for 25 years and is still teaching part-time. He is running for the House seat because he “wants to do more”.

Austinson explained he is not a typical politician, he wants both sides to work together, adding that last night (the last night of the legislative session) he just shook his head at both sides. He maintained rural issues are important; Olmsted County is more than Rochester. He wants to listen and learn and wants to work for everyone.

Other business in brief

• An additional $25,000 was approved for the purchase of a new fire truck. Fire Chief Ryan Priebe explained that during a pre-build trip to a factory in Florida some changes were made, some additions including locking differential and some subtractions. The council had already approved $550,000 to purchase a new truck last December, this will bring the total to $575,083.

• A resolution of support was approved endorsing the establishment of the Fillmore County Broadband Alliance. The goal of the alliance is to secure financial and technical support for investments in regional telecommunications infrastructure and local provider equipment. There is no cost or commitment for the city of Chatfield.

• City Clerk Joel Young reported that with the city wide clean-up .....
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Possible restrictions on use of city parking lots

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

During the May 9 meeting of the Chatfield City Council, possible restrictions for the use of city parking lots were discussed. City Clerk Joel Young noted that the issue came up late last fall about the use of the lots by private individuals selling ..... 
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Third annual cancer benefit in Chatfield

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

Jeff Hare, Jac’s Bar and Grill, made a request at the Chatfield City Council’s April 25 meeting to close a portion of Second St. for the third annual Kick Cancer benefit. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. The request to close Second St. from ..... 
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Chatfield City Charter amendment process begins

Mon, Apr 18th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

City Clerk Joel Young presented his proposals to amend the Chatfield City Charter at the city council’s April 11 meeting. Councilor Dave Frank was absent. Young made note of the 15 citizens that are serving on the Charter Commission. They have h ..... 
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Plans for Mill Creek channel restoration expanded

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

Luke Lunde, soil and environmental scientist, explained at the March 28 Chatfield City Council meeting that the planned Mill Creek stream bank restoration will now include 1,200 linear feet. The original proposal for the fishing pier replacement and ..... 
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Chatfield adopts Park Master Plan

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At a March 10 special meeting of the Chatfield City Council, the 2016 Park and Recreation Master Plan initiated in January of 2015 was adopted as presented by Kristi Clarke, planning consultant. Councilors Dave Frank and Ken Jacobson were absent. Th ..... 
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Chatfield approves advanced refunding of bonds

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the February 22 Chatfield City Council meeting, Mike Bubany, Drown & Associates, reported significant net savings with the advanced refunding of bonds issued in 2010/Thurber Building and in 2011/Wastewater Treatment Plant. Councilor Ken Jacobson ..... 
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Chatfield discusses financing options for storm water improvements

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the February 8 meeting of the Chatfield City Council, possible options to pay for needed storm water improvements were discussed. The two most likely funding streams for funding storm water improvements and maintenance are either through the ta ..... 
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What swimming facility will Chatfield residents want?

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the Chatfield City Council’s January 25 meeting, the city’s swimming pool and its future was again discussed. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. Burbach Aquatics, Inc. has done an analysis on the current pool. They have determined that the ..... 
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